Early: Cold Rain & Snow, Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, Next Time You See Me, Me & My Uncle, Drums-> Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Cumberland Blues-> Good Lovin', Casey Jones; Late: Smokestack Lightning, Beat It On Down The Line, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Friend Of The Devil, Truckin', Candyman, It Hurts Me Too, Dancin' In The Streets, Big Railroad Blues, Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away-> Turn On Your Love Light
Complete early/late shows via Jeff Cotsman
--reel flip at 1:53 in Me & My Uncle
--high pitch whine at 1:02 in Rider
--Tighten Up Jam from 4:58 to 8:17 in Dancin'
--glitch at 7:20 in Dancin from static
--glitches at 1:19, 3:17 & 3:48 in Big Railroad Blues
--high pitch whine from 2:42 to 2:52 in Lovelight
--Sound Forge was used to remove a number of pops that sounded as if they originated from equipment adjustments
February 8, 2019 Subject:
INDEED You did have to be there!
I am so glad I was. Yes it was an acid test. Those were different days. I was 17. Next month I did NOT register for the draft and went underground. The Dead were a big part of my life. I hope to be turning on my lovelight with a sunshine smile till the end of my days! As Pig used to say with all the house lights on and everybody up and dancing -"And leave it on"
October 23, 2018 Subject:
If you weren't there, you're talking outta a paper asshole
Were any of the above posters even protoplasm in their Daddy's scrota when this show took place? Do you even have a clue as to what 1970 was like? Especially as a Deadhead?
This was as close to a fucking ACID TEST as it gets. Everyone was tripping. It was Halloween. 4 shows (at all of them), thousands of 'heads' in from Buffalo, Boston, NYC.
It was a party. And your smug know it all mentalities, don't know shit about it. Unless of course, you experienced it. Not on some cassette tape. But in the flesh.
I'm so looking forward to listening to this again next Wednesday. I do every anniversary. Oh, before I go, put this in your glass kiddies. I SAW FUCKING PIGPEN. lmmfao.
December 17, 2009 Subject:
I've been listening to 70 in chronological order. Amazing year. But this show is not really up to snuff. The guitars are out of tune in places and the energy is just not there.
Given the scarcity of SBDs from this period I strongly recommend trying the auds and applying some EQ. For example, 10/24 is a fantastic show and if you tweak it it's quite listenable.
December 16, 2005 Subject:
Set one was my first Dead Show/Psychedelic experience and now is the date ingrained in my memory as the day I became a Deadhead. Several dozen live shows and a few hundred tapes, cds and LPs later, it is still the show where I peaked for Uncle John, wondered how the bearded guy could play for both the Dead and the NRPS, and wished I had gotten ($2) tickets for all four shows in the run. I know that my dorm room served as a crash pad for several out of towners who came staggering in after the second set at around 3 in the morning. My only disappointment in the SBD here is that it runs out in the middle of a smokin' "Rider". (Can I give more than 5 stars to offset the ridiculous 3s?)
August 20, 2005 Subject:
For some reason the sound quality drops quite a bit between discs 1 & 2 and continues throughout, enough for me to stop and forward looking for a return to first disc quality that never happens. The show itself is typically great but the sound lacks bigtime. 4 for show, 2 for sound
May 25, 2005 Subject:
Ah... late '70
Weir's "Truckin" vocals in the early show must be heard. The wheels come off during the Sunshine Daydream portion of S. Mag., which is typical for this vintage. They never seemed to be able to get out of it gracefully. Show catches fire with Good Lovin'/Drums, with a nice Cumberland for good measure. Late show is OK, but they just sound weary. Sound quality is spotty, but pretty good overall. I'm keeping the early show, and cherry-picking the late one. Suit yourself. Early 4 stars, Late 3 stars.
Considering it's SBD originated the sound is arguably a bit lacking, but altold a good show, pretty tight, worth the download (as most are; how many here are simply not worth it at all?).
The 3 stars is relative, it's a good show.